Will definitely skip UPS or other "extra charge" services. Canada Post has been spectacular for me... so far.
Ah, church keys is not a bad idea! Although I may purchase my own little "can opener" to get that top off of 35mm ilford film. Can you just use your hand though? Maybe my technique stinks but I can't get that lid off without significant effort! (PS: Any place that recycles these canisters??)
Update: picked up developer, fixer, stop bath... now I think I need... thermometor, timer... wetting agent? Do I need that?